Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County to Host Founder’s Luncheon
2010-05-21 · By Editor
In honor of its original founders, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (BBBS of SDC) is hosting a Founder’s luncheon to celebrate the history and the vision of those who came before us. This luncheon commemorates the first conversation in an elevator at the US Grant Hotel in 1961, between Jack Levin, Board member of the Jewish Big Brothers of Los Angeles and Frank Rhoades of the San Diego Union, which served as the impetus for the creation of Big Brothers Big Sisters here in San Diego.
The Founders Day luncheon will take place at the historic US Grant on Saturday, May 22, from 11 am until 2pm. Sycuan is a generous supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters and will be the title sponsor of this luncheon. “It is a pleasure to honor our founding partners. Without their vision Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County would not be the leading mentoring organization we are today,” stated Paul Palmer, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County will celebrate 50 Years of service to San Diego’s children in 2011. The Founders will be recognized as our Persons of the Year at the Big Brothers Big Sisters 50th Anniversary kickoff, the 2010 Gourmet Dinner, on October 21, 2010. BBBS of SDC will announce the names of Founders who will honored as its Persons of the Year at the Founders luncheon.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has been providing trusted mentors to San Diego’s children since 1961. Big Brothers Big Sisters helps vulnerable children beat the odds. The organization depends on donations to help recruit and screen volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to ensure child safety and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers to build and sustain long-lasting relationships. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proven to increase children’s odds of succeeding in school, behaving non- violently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles.
The organization serves children ages 7-18 through six distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring at school sites), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active military parents are deployed), and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle focused mentoring program).
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters please visit the BBBS of SDC website, or call (858) 536-4900.
About The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation:
Members of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation have resided in and around the foothills of the Dehesa Valley for nearly 12,000 years. Today they are a modern government providing public services to their members, employees and neighbors. The Sycuan Tribal Government operates one of the region’s premier Indian gaming and resort facilities; Sycuan Casino and Sycuan Resort in El Cajon. The Sycuan Tribe demonstrates its strong commitment to the San Diego region by providing fire protection and emergency medical services to the community surrounding the Sycuan Reservation, and through its support of hundreds of civic and charitable organizations. The Tribe, through the Sycuan Tribal Development Corporation (STDC), also seeks to participate in the economic life of the San Diego region through a progressive business development effort that to date has included; purchasing and operating the former Singing Hills Country Club and the historic US Grant Hotel, participating in the development of Hotel Solamar near Petco Park, and owning and developing the Marina Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in National City. Combined, these enterprises now employ nearly 4,000 San Diegans.
For more information about Sycuan visit the Sycuan website.